Happy Easter weekend, Philadelphia! Celebrate the spring holiday with an array of alfresco events, prix-fixe dinners, egg hunts, shopping events, museum specials and more all weekend long. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)
Happy Easter, Philadelphia!
With the Easter holiday comes a score of themed dinners, brunches and events in neighborhoods across the city. From family-friendly egg hunts and prix-fixe brunch to South Street’s annual Easter promenade an Easter Sunday Zombie Bar Crawl, the happening are nearly endless.
The Franklin Flea indoor market returns for a new season of vintage and handmade treasure-hunting at the historic Strawbridge’s Building. Plus, on opening day which is Saturday, April 19, chef Eli Kulp of High Street on Market brings artisan sandwiches, spiked punch and canned beer to the space.
The Oval, the pop-up park on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, hosts a slew of open-air fun as it presents Farm Fest at The Oval complete with craft beer, live music, games, food trucks, local drinks from nearby farms, a petting zoo and more.
Plus, we just updated our brunch guide for spring 2014, so read it, bookmark it and definitely use it.
This weekend’s weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and temps in the mid-60s making for an ideal weekend to enjoy an array of alfresco events.
Our top picks for this weekend, below.
Friday, April 18
Top Pick: Farm Fest at The Oval (Fri, Sat)
Top Pick: Manayunk Restaurant Week (Fri, Sat)
Top Pick: Philadelphia Book Festival (Fri, Sat)
Top Pick: Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Kavita Shah
Top Pick: Colonial Spring Break at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Philadelphia Queer Passover
Spanish Fish Fry at Jamonera
Treasures from Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Passover Menu at Cantina Feliz
Dinner Idea — Check out the new Cafe Ynez in Point Breeze
Hayrides to Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards (Fri, Sat)
Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum
Boy George at the TLA
Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation at the American Philosophical Society Museum
Sendak in the ’60s at the Rosenbach Museum and Library
The Train Driver at St. Stephen Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
MONDO Mausoleum Party at PhilaMOCA
Saturday, April 19
Top Pick: Our Brand-New Guide to Brunch in Philadelphia (Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Opening Weekend of the Franklin Flea at the Historic Strawbridge’s Building
Top Pick: Center City Jazz Festival
Top Pick: Memphis Taproom’s 6th Birthday and the Reopening of the Beer Garden
Morris Arboretum’s Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival
PHAIR Open-Air Market
Pop-Up Museum 2014: Sin & Salvation at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Egg Hunt at The Oval
Mexico and Central America Tour at The Penn Museum
Easter Egg Hunt at Clark Park
More happenings, below.
Down Past Passyunk at the The Adrienne Theatre (Sat, Sun)
South Philly Food Co-op Presents Healthy Fats Workshop
Great Lakes Earth Day Clean Up in Clark Park and After Party at Local 44
SS United States at the Independence Seaport Museum
Stenton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Philadanco’s Blood, Sweat, and Dance (Fri, Sat)
Yelp Fit Club
Frogs: Nature’s Messenger at Adventure Aquarium
(Fri, Sat, Sun)
Tree Planting Party at Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art
Awbury Arboretum Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 20 — Happy Easter!
Top Pick: Our Guide to Easter Brunch, Dinner and Fun Events Around the City
Top Pick: South Street Headhouse District’s Easter Promenade
Top Pick: Free Yoga at Race Street Pier
Top Pick: Philly Black Gay Pride Festival — Opening Day!
Top Pick: Extended Spring Break Hours at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Philadelphia Flyers vs. NY Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
Spring Plant and Produce Pop-up at Sister Cities Park
Philly Zombie Crawl
One Day in Pompeii at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Passover Menu at London Grill
Shattering Expectations: Mosaic 2014 at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl
Romeo and Juliet at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
Arsenic and Old Lace at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)